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Mexican president embroiled in worst crisis of his administration

November 14, 2014
"I'm tired too, but of the narco government," reads this sign.

“I’m tired too, but of the narco government,” reads this sign, in reference to the Attorney General’s gaffe.

Outrage over the disappearance and probable murder of 43 students shows no sign of abating in Mexico, with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam bearing the brunt of public anger over the last week.

In a press conference in Mexico City last Friday, Karam announced that three members of the Guerreros Unidos drug gang had admitted to murdering the students, burning their bodies and throwing plastic bags full of their ashes into a nearby river.

Shortly after delivering this delicate news to the victims’ parents, the Attorney General grew tired of answering questions and called the press conference to a close. “Ya me cansé,” he said, meaning, “Enough, I’m tired”.

The insensitive phrase immediately became a trending topic on social media under the hashtag #YaMeCansé, with thousands of Mexicans posting messages like “Enough, I’m tired of corruption” and “Enough, I’m tired of living in a narco state”.

Many people called for Karam to resign, but he was unrepentant on Monday, explaining that the remark was the result of emotional exhaustion and a lack of sleep…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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